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Ferris State University Stats, Info and Facts

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14,381 Students

74% Admitted

  • 13,798 full time
  • 4,336 part time
  • 5,236 men full time
  • 4,809 women full time
  • 8,487 applied
  • 6,573 admitted
  • 2,111 enrolled

12,512 Undergraduates

$11,290 Tuition/Year

  • 1,213 Graduates
  • 517 Non-Degree
  • $11,290 in state
  • N/A fees
  • $9,894 room & board
  • $840 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Great Lakes Town, distant from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Crimson and Gold
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Wendy from Big Rapids, MI
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  • Ferris State University is a great University to attend. The cost is quite expensive, but the education level is outstanding and most of the teachers are friendly and are always…

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  • Jamie from Memphis, MI
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  • Ferris State University is a great educational institution. You get a lot of hands on experience and the athletics have the whole community behind them regardless of a win or…

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  • Katherine from Newaygo, MI
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  • Ferris State University is a well organized college, full of helpful professors. I love it there and the food and dinning is also wonderful. This university has a friendly atmosphere.…

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Mission Statement

Ferris State University will be a national leader in providing opportunities for innovative teaching and learning in career-oriented, technological and professional education.

Ferris State University
  • Located in Big Rapids, MI
  • Public
  • 14,381 students enrolled
  • 74% admitted
  • $11,290 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Taylor from Ada, MI
  • I am a current student here

    The area around Ferris is very rural, so if you like the city life, you might want to look at another college. If you like the small town feel, however, Ferris is the place for you.

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  • 5
  • Recka from Grand Rapids, MI
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Of course i will Ferris state is awesome. The environment is chill and relax. It Gives off a home feel. So i really wouldn't miss home that much.

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  • 4
  • Amy from Port Huron, MI
  • I am a current student here

    Ferris is in Big Rapids, a small close-knit community where teachers know you by name. While the town isn't very big the friends you make provide more than enough enjoyment.

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